JCB 3CX Backhoe Loader

Every job made easy.

Wherever your site and whatever the task, discover an easier way to work with the JCB 3CX Backhoe Loader. These versatile machines deliver high performance with effortless operation – everything you need in a Backhoe Loader. 

With three distinct models, you can choose the JCB Backhoe Loader spec for your project. The JCB 3CX PLUS features a powerful 81KW engine and TorqueLock which reduces fuel when roading. Or if you need more, the JCB 3CX PRO offers the ultimate spec for an unrivalled performance – including a top speed of 50kph. 

Whether you’re looking for a Backhoe Loader for sale or hire, the 3CX from JCB will make you a master of every job. 

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Take advantage of this 0% Interest Hire Purchase offer on selected models of new JCB Backhoe Loaders. Available on a 0+24 month payment profile on machines delivered by 30.09.2024 via participating dealers.

A deposit and full VAT amount or VAT difference is payable at the time of signing the Hire Purchase agreement. A documentation fee is payable with the first payment and a £50+VAT option-to-purchase fee will be collected together with the final payment; these amounts are payable on all Hire Purchase agreements. We reserve the right to withdraw the offer at any time.

This offer is subject to availability while stocks last.

Model Maximum Advance 0 + 24 monthly payments from
3CX (excluding Compact) £65,000 £2,708.33
4CX £65,000 £2,708.33


J.C. Bamford Excavators Ltd (registered in England No. 0792807. Registered Office: Lakeside Works, Rocester, Staffordshire, England, ST14 5JP) is an appointed representative of JCB Finance Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. UK business users only, terms apply.


Loading made easy

The JCB 3CX Backhoe has a host of intuitive features that make loading effortless for complete peace of mind.

  • Single-lever control as standard, incorporating a 6-in-1 function for easy shovel operation.
  • New Forward-Neutral-Reverse (FNR) switch on lever allows for faster changes in machine directions and cycle times. 
  • Return-to-Dig feature automatically resets the shovel to level. 
  • Large capacity shovel increases efficiency and the Auto Smooth Ride System cushions loader arms to avoid spillages. 
  • Improved Easy Forks are wider and make it easier to fold in and out. 

Grading made easy

Thanks to new high-performance features, the JCB 3CX makes grading and levelling easier and faster to achieve outstanding results.

  • A 2.3m wide 6-in-1 shovel.
  • Substantial pushing performance. 
  • New Return-to-Grade feature positions the shovel at the optimum angle. 
  • Complete with mount-fitted laser grading for easy integration of a 2D laser system. 

Roading made easy

6 speed Autoshift transmission and TorqueLock make for a seamless transition from site to road and back again - this construction backhoe loader is all set for travel.

  • 6-speed Autoshift transmission with TorqueLock as standard on all JCB 3CX digger models reduces travel times by 10% and fuel consumption by 25%. 
  • JCB 3CX Pro features an overdrive transmission to allow for travel speeds of up to 30mph.
  • Faster travel around site than tracked machines.
  • Wheels mean less damage to kerbs and roads. 

Excavating made easy

Greater capacity, easier excavation. Clear more material than ever before with the 3CX Backhoe Loader from JCB.

  • Fit large capacity buckets of up to 0.48m3 to excavate up to 190 tonnes per hour. 
  • Extending dipper with exceptional reach up to 7.1 metres.
  • Dig depth of over 6m exceeding that of an 8-tonne tracked excavator.
  • Innovative DUALDRIVE controls to reposition the machine while in use, without turning the seat. 
  • Powerslide for hydraulic re-positioning.  

Adaptability made easy

A more versatile machine, the JCB 3CX Backhoe Loader is compatible with a huge range of attachments to take on any task with ease.

  • The dipper-mounted hammer and loader end move material and load without needing to remove the breaker. 
  • Multi-functional capability without the need for additional machines.
  • Choose from a wide range of attachments to fit to the loader and excavator hydraulics. 

Is the JCB 3CX the right model for my site?

There are a range of models in the CX JCB Backhoe Loader series - so you might want to consider the JCB 3CX vs 4CX or the JCB 4CX vs 5CX. Take a look at the full spec table for the JCB 3CX weight and other key specifications - there's all the vital statistics you need to choose from the JCB 4CX vs 3CX or JCB 5CX vs 4CX.
Engine (L) JCB 3.0 JCB 4.8
Power (kW) 55 81
72 81
Torque (Nm) 440 516
Transmission 6 Speed Autoshift
Speed (kph) 40
50 40
Excavator 14ft Extradig 15ft Extradig
6-in-1 Shovel m3 1.0
1.2 1.3
Wheels (") 18/20/26 20/26 24 28
Steer Modes 2WS AWS AWS/Crab Steer
A/C Optional STD OPT Standard

Choose even more ease of use

So much comes as standard on the JCB 3CX PRO and PLUS - but there's even more you can do to make every job on-site even easier. Choose to upgrade with these advanced optional features:

  • Integrated quickhitch forks offer 2000kg lifting capacity.
  • Wide 1360mm fork carriage provides excellent stability.
  • Travel around with forks always on board.
  • Roof mounted and quickhitch cameras enhance visibility of the integrated quickhitch forks - easier loading with everything in full view - forks and loads.
  • A built-in laser grading mount allows for simple integration of a 2D laser system.
  • Hand-held hydraulic tool circuit -  ideal for hand held breakers and hydraulic tool.
  • Powerslide to hydraulically position the kingpost across the rear frame - saves time, effort and makes repositioning in confined areas simple.